In celebration of International Women’s Day, we put together some of the fitness myths that ladies encounter on a regular basis!
- Working out makes women look bulky
Women do not produce as much testosterone – the hormone needed to get bulky – as men. Unless you plan to inject yourself with steroids (and we really advise you not to!), then you have nothing to worry about.
- Eating protein makes you fat
A balanced diet is always the best way to go and people shouldn’t demonise protein just because men who want to bulk up are often seen loading up on it!
Protein is equally important to women who are looking into burning fat. Protein supports the growth of your muscles and tissues, so it’s essential for the development of lean muscle mass, which in turn, elevates metabolism – your body’s fat burning process!
- Workout for ladies should be all cardio
While good old cardio is good for losing weight, there is nothing wrong with weight training for women. As we said earlier, it really won’t make you bulky so don’t be afraid to mix things up a little.
Building muscle also helps you increase your metabolism. Less muscle? That only means a slower metabolic rate so don’t be afraid to get lean, build a bit of muscle, and increase the rate your body burns fat.
- Squats are bad for your knees
A lot of women who are looking into getting a sexier bum are often turned off by this bit of information that is all over the internet. The truth? It’s complete BS!
Squats are actually
good great for you! Regularly doing this exercise can help you have stronger knees as you grow old. At Impulse Studio, each squat you do is several times more effective than a regular squat since our machine and Impulse Training suit, make sure that you get more muscle contractions per session! Learn more about that here.
- Women are weaker than men
It’s 2015. Why are we still discussing this? It always depends on one’s fitness level – not one’s gender. So don’t be afraid to get out of your comfort zone and keep working on the body and strength level that you’ve been dreaming of!
Share this with the women in your life and inspire them to get fitter and stronger! See you soon in one of our studios!
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